The table below looks at the statistics for Penetration Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Penetration Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Penetration Testing
Rank 45 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Penetration Testing 15 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.04% 2.20% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 2.69% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 10
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £54,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.94%
Penetration Testing
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
434 334 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 87.85% 81.66% 90.72%
Number of salaries quoted 280 272 270
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Penetration Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Penetration Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region.

Penetration Testing Salary Trend in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Penetration Testing across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Penetration Testing Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

Penetration Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing.

1 31 (93.94%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (75.76%) Linux
3 23 (69.70%) TCP/IP
4 22 (66.67%) C++
4 22 (66.67%) Java
4 22 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 22 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 19 (57.58%) Big Data
5 19 (57.58%) C#
6 18 (54.55%) C
6 18 (54.55%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
6 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
7 17 (51.52%) GIAC
8 16 (48.48%) Firewall
8 16 (48.48%) CISSP
9 15 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (45.45%) CCNA
9 15 (45.45%) SSCP
9 15 (45.45%) STL
9 15 (45.45%) MCSE
9 15 (45.45%) Objective-C
9 15 (45.45%) Linux+ Certification
9 15 (45.45%) Java EE
9 15 (45.45%) Multithreading
9 15 (45.45%) Android
9 15 (45.45%) Hadoop
9 15 (45.45%) Apache Hive
9 15 (45.45%) Apache Pig

Penetration Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Penetration Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Penetration Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (45.45%) Apache Pig
2 4 (12.12%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) TCP/IP
2 16 (48.48%) Firewall
3 9 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (24.24%) DNS
4 8 (24.24%) HTTP
4 8 (24.24%) SMTP
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) Big Data
2 15 (45.45%) Apache Hive
2 15 (45.45%) Hadoop
3 4 (12.12%) Data Mining
3 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
General
1 22 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Software Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Security Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Senior Security Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Principal Engineer
5 6 (18.18%) Principal Software Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Software Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Penetration Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Security Consultant
9 1 (3.03%) Security Specialist
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) Java EE
1 15 (45.45%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Cybercrime
2 7 (21.21%) Digital Media
3 4 (12.12%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.03%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Linux
2 15 (45.45%) Android
2 15 (45.45%) Apple iOS
3 8 (24.24%) Solaris
3 8 (24.24%) Windows
4 3 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 18 (54.55%) Ethical Hacking
3 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 15 (45.45%) Mobile Development
4 15 (45.45%) Multithreading
5 8 (24.24%) Malware Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Information Security
8 1 (3.03%) Coaching
8 1 (3.03%) CRM
8 1 (3.03%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.03%) OWASP
8 1 (3.03%) SDLC
8 1 (3.03%) SIEM
8 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) C++
1 22 (66.67%) Java
2 19 (57.58%) C#
3 18 (54.55%) C
4 15 (45.45%) Objective-C
5 8 (24.24%) Perl
5 8 (24.24%) PHP
5 8 (24.24%) Python
5 8 (24.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 17 (51.52%) GIAC
3 16 (48.48%) CISSP
4 15 (45.45%) CCNA
4 15 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (45.45%) Linux+ Certification
4 15 (45.45%) MCSE
4 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (45.45%) SANS
4 15 (45.45%) SSCP
5 10 (30.30%) Network+ Certification
6 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
7 2 (6.06%) CEH
7 2 (6.06%) EC-Council LPT
8 1 (3.03%) CISMP
8 1 (3.03%) Degree
8 1 (3.03%) ECSA
8 1 (3.03%) EnCE
8 1 (3.03%) GCFA
8 1 (3.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) AlienVault
1 1 (3.03%) ArcSight
1 1 (3.03%) LogRhythm
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